Max Holloway bashes Jose Aldo, sends message to Conor McGregor following title win

Max “Blessed” Holloway has been UFC champion for only a matter of hours, but he already seems rather comfortable with that gold belt around his waist.

Even before he stepped into the Octagon on Saturday night, Holloway felt like he was the best fighter in the world at 145-pounds — he just didn’t have the championship to prove it.

After outclassing former lightweight king Anthony Pettis and finishing the fight by TKO, Holloway was finally crowned interim featherweight champion, but he wasted no time turning his attention to Jose Aldo.

Aldo was named undisputed champion after Conor McGregor vacated the belt just recently and while Holloway sounded hopeful to meet him in a unification bout as early as February, he seemed less confidence while addressing the bout at the UFC 206 post-fight press conference.

“I said it in there in February and when everything was slowing down in the back I was thinking that I already had to give up Thanksgiving for this fight, had to give up my birthday and it’s hard to find the guy, like I said. Where’s Jose Waldo? Let me know when you find him. Team work [makes] the dream work. If more of us can look for him, we’re going to find him together. We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said about Aldo.

“I don’t want to give up my son’s birthday and Christmas for Feb. 11 and he doesn’t show up. This guy has a knack for not showing up so we’ll see what happens. I’ve got to talk to Dana White first, I’ve got a brunch that I want to sit down and talk to him and Sean Shelby and we can talk business.”

Holloway said that UFC president Dana White actually offered him the Aldo fight for UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11, but he’s just not sold that the longest reigning featherweight champion in company history will actually show up or not.

That’s part of the reason why Holloway believes his win over Pettis should probably just make him…